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November 30, 2016: ATS M.S. Student, Karly Reimel, Attends GOES-R Launch

November 28, 2016: Prof. Emily Fischer, Making PROGRESS, Supporting Women in Geosciences

November 18, 2016: Prof. Jeff Pierce's group demonstrates how seabirds impact Arctic aerosols and climate

November 14, 2016: CSU Cans Around the Oval Wraps Up Donations

November 10, 2016: ATS and CIRA make strong showing in College of Engineering awards

November 9, 2016: Sjostrom Family and Shrake-Culler scholarships awarded to Zitely Tzompa and Chengji Liu

November 5, 2016: Friends, Colleagues and Family Celebrate University Distinguished Professor Emeritus Tom Vonder Haar’s Retirement

November 1, 2016: Profs. Sue van den Heever and Eric Maloney Receive 2016 Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award from AGU

October 10, 2016: MAC Student Travel Award Recipients Announced

October 4, 2016: Prof. Tom Vonder Haar Selected as an Honorary Member of the American Meteorological Society

October 1, 2016: Welcome New ATS Faculty Michael Bell and Kristen Rasmussen!

September 14, 2016: Ilana Pollack Receives 2016 Inspiring Women in STEM Award

August 27, 2016: Inaugural Atmos Olympics

August 25, 2016: Annual Department Picnic and Welcome to New ATS Graduate Students

August 25, 2016: Assistant Professor Elizabeth Barnes Named Oustanding Professor of the Year

August 19, 2016: Transfort Bus Route to Foothills Campus Starting August 22nd

August 1, 2016: Ph.D. Candidate Marie McGraw's Paper Published and Honored as a "Research Spotlight" Article in Geophysical Research Letters

July 26, 2016: University Distinguished Professor Emeritus Thomas H. Vonder Haar Selected as 2016 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union

June 30, 2016: Leah Grant Receives NSF GROW Award

June 17, 2016: In Memory of Dr. Elmar R. Reiter, Professor Emeritus (February 22, 1928 – June 17, 2016)

June 14, 2016: Garfield County Air Quality Study Results Presented to Public

June 3, 2016: Brandon Wolding Selected to be a SoGES Sustainability Leadership Fellow

May 23, 2016: Remembering Dr. Gray

May 23, 2016: Welcome ESMEI's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) 2016 Interns!

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Prof Sonia Kreidenweis - Distinguished Professor

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             Masters Defense
Yoonjin Lee
Location: ATS Large Classroom (101 ATS)
Date: December 7, 2:00pm
Advisor: Prof. Kummerow and Dr. Zupanski
Defense Title: Impacts of assimilating vertical velocity, latent heat, or hydrometer water contents retrieved from a single reflectivity data set

             Masters Defense
Jingyuan Li
Location: ATS Large Classroom (101 ATS)
Date: December 9, 2:00pm
Advisor: Prof. Thompson
Defense Title: Towards understanding the role of natural variability in climate change

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